Distracted Driving – Know The Facts

Vehicle accidents caused by distracted drivers kills thousands and seriously injures nearly half a million people each year. Distraction occurs any time you:

  • Take your eyes off the road
  • Your hands off the wheel;
  • And your mind off driving safely

Any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction and increases your risk of crashing. CertifiedSafety is committed to the health and wellbeing of ourselves and others. We encourage our employees, families, clients, partners and the greater community to practice safe driving, free of avoidable distractions. We encourage you to share this with everyone you know and help fight to end distracted driving.

Four Types Of Driving Distractions


Taking your eyes off the road


Taking your hands off the wheel


Taking your mind off driving


Being distracted by noises

Texting While Driving

Texing while extremely dangerous because it combines

three of the four types of distraction.

How Serious Is Distracted Driving?


of fatal crashes in 2017 were reported as distraction-affected crashes


people were killed in 2017 as a result of motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers


non-occupants (pedestrians, bicyclist, etc) were killed in distraction-affecet crashes in 2017 


percentage of drivers using handheld cell phones in 2017

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Traffic Safety Facts, Research Notes

Safety Tips

Always buckle up before you drive

Keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road at all times

Do not text or answer phone calls while driving

If you need to use your phone, pull off the road